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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

  • Provides individualized 24 hour emergency service to victims and survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence
  • Provides emergency medical assessment and treatment
  • Provides initial emotional and social support as well as ongoing follow-up care by specially trained nurses

Provides initial emergency care only with the patient's informed consent, and may include all or part of the following:
  • Assessment and treatment of injuries
  • Testing/treatment/prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV
  • Emergency contraceptives
  • Reassurance and emotional support
  • Collection of forensic evidence including photographs
  • Risk assessment and safety planning
  • Referral for medical follow-up
  • Referral to appropriate social services agencies
  • Referral to shelter and or other relevant community resources
  • Police involvement, at victims request
  • Storage of forensic evidence for up to six months if the patient is uncertain about involving the authorities

Provides optional follow-up services accessible through the Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Victim Treatment Centre (SA/DVTC) that may include:
  • Reassessment of injuries
  • Further consideration of safety
  • Continuing treatment and monitoring of STIs (including Hepatitis and HIV)
  • Further photographs if indicated
  • Appropriate referrals
On call nurse is called in for acute cases of sexual assault and domestic violence Appointment is made with the follow-up nurse for non-acute cases
  • Males and females who have been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence
  • Children who have been the victim of sexual assault
Application Process
For emergency medical assistance, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the emergency department
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English, Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Documents Required
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 13, 2023
980 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6V4
Located at Oliver Rd near Golf Links Rd
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Hours of Operation
0800 to 1600
0800 to 1600
0800 to 1600
0800 to 1600
0800 to 1600

Follow Up Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Emergency Department Mon-Sun 24 hours
Service Area(s)
  • Kenora District
  • Rainy River District
  • Thunder Bay District